Doing it for Deaf Kids

Doing it for Deaf Kids


On Friday the 10th May our Managing Director, Damian Cavanagh and a group of adventurous Brisbane locals (including our very own Lord Mayor, Cr Adrian Schrinner) will be taking part in Australia’s most thrilling fundraiser and swinging off The Goodwill Bridge to raise much needed funds for young Queenslanders with hearing impairment. Some think it may be a courageous act, but Damian says he couldn’t think of a better way to show his gratitude to Hear and Say and assist them with their mission to give local kids with hearing loss the opportunity to listen, learn and speak and be granted the same opportunities in life as their abled hearing piers. Fundraisers like this are so crucial for charities like Hear and Say, given they need to raise $10,000 each year per child to fill the funding gap enabling children with hearing loss to listen and speak.

Hear and Say is particularly close to the hearts of the Cavanagh family as their 4-year-old & youngest son Archer (pictured on the right with his brother, Hudson), was born profoundly deaf.

Damian says "I have had the privilege to witness firsthand the incredible work they do for young Queenslanders with hearing loss, like Archie & the wonderful support they have provided our family on his hearing journey thus far. He truly is our little miracle!"

Archer Cavanagh

Archer Cavanagh - Ready for surgery

We are very excited to share that thanks to friends, family, clients and colleagues at Electronic Living, Damian has already smashed his original fundraising goal of $1,000 and has currently raised $2,376 (and counting). Most of my fundraising has been through the Goodwill Bridge Swing My Cause website. Hear and Say as a whole is aiming to raise a massive $150,000, and though as a team we have quite a way to go, I’m confident that once people hear about this thrilling fundraiser and the amazing work Hear and Say does for Queensland families that they too will be jumping at the chance to help. 

Anyone wishing to donate to Damian's campaign can do so here.

Tags: Goodwill Bridge Swing, Hear And Say, Charity, Damian Cavanagh

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